guillotine model

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Project by TRYPHON974 posted 01-17-2018 05:48 AM 1300 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It may not be everyone’s taste.

I’m working with the pupils on the French Revolution, they discovered the Guillotine and were half scared, half fascinated by the apparatus. I had the idea to build a little one, more an evocation than a replica. When finished, I gave it away to a drawn pupil.

First the parts were cut on the cnc: img2

Then the dry fitting. It gives you the scale:img3

Glued, painted, weathered. The stand, is supposed to imitate the paved stone walkway of Paris but the pattern is too much square, it looks more like chocolate than pavement. img4

And finally I tried to simulate the wear and the heterogeneity with the paint. I sprayed a semi glossy finish, so the pavement shines a little bit like when the rain just stopped. img5

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#1 posted 01-17-2018 02:42 PM

This is a very nice model of a guillotene. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 01-17-2018 07:49 PM

Can’t wait to see Ver2.0 which operates and can cut cigars.

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#3 posted 01-17-2018 08:22 PM

great for slicing hotdogs

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 01-17-2018 09:27 PM

Yea! That’s awesome. Very creative, and accurate. I like MTSabbath’s idea!

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